I'm a freelance motion designer and visual artist focused on working with the entertainment industry. With a background in film and photography, several years of graphic design, and experience with live audiovisual media, my work draws from a comprehensive spectrum of mediums. Motion and video have always remained at my core, as music is a huge source of inspiration for my art as I aim for emotional and visually immersive experiences. I carry this sentiment for high quality work into my film work as well, occasionally editing short films and music videos.
I acquired my B.A. in Design Media Arts at UCLA in 2020. While working with Cinema 4D and OctaneRender more recently, I'm also invested in furthering my skills in TouchDesigner and Unreal Engine to expand my reach into live and real-time environments.
Besides all that I'm really into coffee, competitive super smash bros, and late night tacos :)
Contact me at stephenpheo@gmail.com or on my contact page!​​​​​​​
EMPLOYMENT & EXPERIENCE
Lumpia: With A Vengeance
Animator, VFX Artist  |  Mar 2020 - Nov 2020 (8 mo.)
UCLA Undergraduate Admission
Video Production Freelancer  |  Jul 2020 - Sept 2020 (3 mo.)
UCLA Enrollment Management
Junior Designer  |  May 2017 - Jun 2020 (3 yrs)
UCLA Korean Culture Night 2018, 2019, 2020
Graphic Design Coordinator  |  Jun 2017 - Apr 2020 (3 yrs)
Lamborghini & McLaren Newport Beach "Beauty is a Universal Language" Commercials
Production FX, Editor  |  Sept 2019 - Dec 2019 (3 mo.)
Lamborghini Newport Beach "Out Of This World" Lamborghini Urus Branded Short Film
Editor, Script Supervisor  |  Sept 2019 - Jan 2020 (4 mo.)
CJ America
Marketing Intern  |  Jun 2019 - Aug 2019 (3 mo.)
CJ CGV America
Photographer  |  Jun 2018 - Jun 2019 (1 yr)
Film Photography Society at UCLA
Director of External Affairs  |  Jun 2018 - Jun 2019 (1 yr)
RAREKIND by AMOREPACIFIC
Visual Artist  |  Sept 2018 - Nov 2018 (2 mo.)
RA MA Yoga Institute
Graphic Design Consultant  |  Jan 2017 - Nov 2017 (11 mo.)
"The Return" Feature Film Directed by Chul Heo
Stills Photographer  |  Jun 2016 (1 mo.)
EDUCATION
University of California, Los Angeles
B.A. Design Media Arts, 2020
Minor in Film, Television, and Digital Media
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INSTALLATIONS & EXHIBITIONS
UCLA Design Media Arts 2020 Undergraduate Show | SINE
Undergraduate artist | Jan 16 - Jan 30, 2020
Asian Creative Network: Los Angeles - Creative Arts Festival 2019 | reflections
Gallery artist | Oct 19, 2019
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AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Emma B. Keller Fine Arts Scholarship
UCLA School of Arts and Architecture - Deans Scholarship Recipient | June 2019
CMF Jury Award & Cannes Select
"The Appointment" - Editor | October 2018
CMF Jury Award & Cannes Select
"Run" - Assistant Editor | November 2017
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PAST PROJECTS​​​​​​​
Editor:
"Go To Hell" - Sam Creighton (2020)
Music video [watch on YouTube]
"Lies" - Will Jay (2020)
Music video [watch on YouTube]
"Out Of This World" - Lamborgini Newport Beach (2020)
Branded short film [watch on Facebook]
"Beauty is a Universal Language" - Lamborgini Newport Beach (2019-2020)
Commercials
"Paraíso" - Heart of JOB (2019)
Music video [watch on YouTube]
"The Next 100 Years" directed by Tiger Zhong (2019)
Environmental PSA [watch on YouTube]
Glowmedica Skin Care (2019)
Spec commercials (2) [watch "Clean Hustle" on Vimeo] [watch "Seabreeze" on Vimeo]
"The Appointment" directed by Maria Taraszova (2018)
Short film [watch on Vimeo]
"Lamb For Dinner" directed by Angel Herrera (2018)
Short film (VFX Artist)
"Dilation" directed by Derek Nguyen (2018)
Short film
"Run" directed by Tiger Zhong (2017)
Short film (Assistant Editor) [watch on YouTube]
Script Supervisor:
"Homesick" - Will Jay (2019)
Music video [watch on YouTube]
Glowmedica Skin Care (2019)
Spec commercials (2) [watch "Clean Hustle" on Vimeo] [watch "Seabreeze" on Vimeo]
"The Appointment" directed by Maria Taraszova (2018)
Short film [watch on Vimeo]
"Lamb For Dinner" directed by Angel Herrera (2018)
Short film
"Polkadot" directed by Susannah Hunt (2018)
Short film
Camera:
"Cake" Short Film Directed by Erick Sosa
1st Assistant Camera | November 2019
"Forget Me Not" Short Film Directed by Betsy Samber
1st Assistant Camera | May 2019
"Disconnected" Short Film Directed by Ashwin Vivek
Director of Photography | February 2019
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SOFTWARE & EQUIPMENT
Software:
Adobe Creative Suite
Cinema4D
OctaneRender
TouchDesigner
Camera:
Canon 70D
DJI Mavic Pro (mk.1)
Rokinon 10mm f/2.8
Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Yongnuo 35mm f/2
Canon 75-300mm f/4-5.6
Other:
Korg nanoKONTROL2 MIDI
LeapMotion